It then drops down a sandy slope about 20′ to the canyon floor. Access is seriously controlled and limited in both time of day and number of people allowed on site for any given period. No camping on or adjacent to any archaeological site. Heavy packs on we set off on the Wire Pass trail which almost immediately entered the dry creek bed and headed east. Part of Buckskin, White House, Wire Pass Day Use (Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness) Permits are required for day-use and (overnight-Use sold separate, and in advance) in this area. Peek-a-Boo and Dry Fork canyons were right next to Spooky, so they can be visited on the same day. It is important to get here relatively early in the day to acquire one of the few first-come, first-served campsites. Tent Rocks National Monument is an awesome place to go. You can avoid this potential catastrophe with some advanced preparations. If you want more details about the logistics for planning your own trip check out our Guide to Buckskin Gulch. Once you are in some of the slot canyons there is no turning back. Founded in 2007, TCM is the RV community's number one source for news, reviews, guides, newbie advice, destination ideas, maintenance recommendations, modifications, and more. Above: Only a little bit of water in this slot canyon – you need to be aware of the upcoming weather before entering a slot canyon. It took about an hour to drive those miles, and it was much easier on the way out since we knew what was ahead. This is an easy slot canyon that can be walked through and navigated with children. No big RVs should attempt this road. The terrain is sandy and loose but isn’t overly complicated. Numerous people have perished in Buckskin Gulch canyon over the years from falls and heat stroke, but floods are another potential threat. Home » Expeditions » Travel The USA » Slot Canyons: The Bucket List. With the small spring water emerging into the canyon it is an oasis hidden deep in the earth. If you are afraid of these flying mammals this could be nerve-racking but we found the experience to be an exhilarating experience and a highlight of the journey. Do not wander into a slot canyon casually without doing your research. Wire Pass that leads to Buckskin Gulch is a small but beautiful slot canyon located down an eight to nine mile rough road near Kanab, Utah. With the small spring water emerging into the canyon it is an oasis hidden deep in the earth. They don’t let you in until people come out. For the first few miles, Paria Canyon resembles Buckskin Gulch. Bats, birds, and insects of all kinds make this a surprisingly noisy campsite. Just go prepared with snacks and water, pay attention to the weather and surroundings, and know your limitations. The nightlife might have also been in The Narrows but the flow of the Virgin River drowns it out. Add a Campsite. Buckskin Gulch is very popular, yet potentially very hazardous. Furthermore, normal physical mobility, or better, is required to navigate some tight areas of the trails. … Having someone with you (or a group) to help in an emergency could be critical. The narrow stretch of land deep in the earth continued to reveal astonishing and beautiful rock walls. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Jemez Springs, New Mexico 3 to 5+ miles. We packed up in the dark and set out on our hike in the early twilight. Heed the warnings, and walk into a slot. If you see a building rain or thunderstorm, get out of the canyon. I not would suggest being at Buckskin Slot Canyon on a weekend or during Spring break. It isn’t the most enjoyable way to conclude such an amazing journey. There are a few side trails along the way leading off into the desert. The White House Campground is one of the four possible trailheads when hiking Buckskin Gulch. This would be very easy to miss so make sure you have your eyes peeled when approaching White House rock. You can climb down a large stick to continue inside the canyon, but it’s also possible to go outside and around that part of route. These canyons are similar to Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona, but on a smaller scale. We suggest that one attempt to be there in the morning when the gate opens. This rockslide will drop into a dark hole that could have water in it (it didn’t when we were there). Over the years we have been to several slot canyons. David Kiel 2017 Ford F350 2012 Phoenix custom, Great Channels Slot Canyon, Hayters Gap, Virginia 36.86445, -81.94690 6.6 miles out and back, a moderate (1,200 feet) climb all the way to the top. Easy walk in sand to Class three rock scramble. And if you hear a sound like a jet engine (rushing water), get to high ground as fast as possible. This is a long canyon that ends in the Narrows. Together with Paria, a number of hiking options exist here, with one route stretching for some 38 miles, from trailheads near the Utah/Arizona border down to Lee's Ferry on the Colorado River. There are some more easy slot canyons down the Hole-In-The-Rock Road just outside of Escalante, Utah. It is still about a 40-minute drive to Hayters Gap, or a 12-mile hike one way from the other end of the Brumley Mountain Trail at Hidden Valley. Don’t be scared off by the warnings. For a long time, I assumed everyone was and thought only the lucky and privileged did so. It’s about nine miles from the campground to the canyon. There is a small brown flag (a stick) with an arrow on it showing the way but the actual trail was located about 20’ to the left and then turned back towards the flag. Stay in the dry creek bed until you reach the Wire Pass slot canyon. We went into the canyon for about a mile and came back out. Once you enter there is no turning back. This is a FREE campsite. We had to cross over it several times as it zigged and zagged from wall to wall on the way towards Paria Canyon. Our second day was forecasted to be a hot one. A permit is required for this slot canyon. After a nice informative drive that added much to our future to-do list, we disembarked from the shuttle, stretched out, and put on our extremely heavy packs. You then arrive at the vertical cliff face to find that the creek bed does a 90-degree. We made several attempts that ended with a ranch fence or gate making us turnaround and try again. About the time that the canyon widened out so much that it no longer resembled a canyon at all, we saw the familiar sign of the White House rock formation. The trail itself is sandy and somewhat steep so the lack of your heavy backpacks makes it easier. We loved it. A permit is needed for this canyon as well. In the far south west corner of Virginia in Jefferson National Forest is a unique slot canyon. Some swimming is required. Definite canyoneering and good repelling skills are needed for this slot canyon. Free Dispersed camping in the Bureau of Land Management Kanab District. The nearby Stateline Campground is 10.5 miles south of the highway on House Rock Road. You may want to do some easier canyons before this one. There are a limited number of nice smallish sites available. I continue to enjoy exploring slot canyons. Another panel of ancient petroglyphs can be seen near the confluence. This is one of the longest slot canyons in the world, so it can be quite a hike. As we locked things up our Paria Outpost & Outfitters shuttle arrived right on time and we hopped in for our journey to the Wire Pass trailhead. We made it back to the truck with having lived yet another truly unique and amazing experience of backpacking Buckskin Gulch, the world’s longest slot canyon. Prearranged and very limited permits from the Kanab BLM office are required for The Wave, which is an ultra scenic geologic area side hike. And in Escalante on Hole-in-the-Rock Road you can camp anywhere along the road since it is all BLM land. The spaces are close to one another, but it was quiet. The second is how it was formed. No permit exemptions, passes, or discounts apply. Distance is nearly impossible to gauge inside Buckskin Gulch. It is very long and the last repel, drops you about 100-feet down a waterfall into the Narrows of Zion National Park. When hiking to Buckskin Gulch from the Wire Pass trailhead, it takes awhile to reach the slot. As the gulch nears the confluence camping area the floor began to have a small stream of water in it. The trailhead campground is less than a mile from the slot canyons. The path then continues its narrow journey through the hidden desert terrain. Don’t go here if you’re claustrophobic at all. The Buckskin Gulch Confluence is a magical place to camp. Along the Burr Trail we camped along the road not too far from the slot canyon. It is hard to imagine how such a majestic creature could come to such a fate. About Buckskin Gulch. Bats, birds, and insects of all kinds make this a surprisingly noisy campsite. Does Ford’s Built-In Truck Generator Make Sense. So, when we heard there is a slot canyon in Virginia, we had to check it out! It’s a fantastic and almost surreal place, well worth taking time to see in a mindful manner. As long as the good Lord allows. When we ventured into one slot canyon, we eventually hit a bolder that was taller than us with a gnarly rope and some chalk stained grips in the rock. Click here for a detailed description of Great Channels Slot Canyon. We had a great time in the Lower Antelope slot canyon back in 2006 when we first experienced the canyon. The campground seemingly fills up overnight during the hiking season. The confluence refers to the area where Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon meet. There is not much elevation gain or loss along this route, but you'll likely have a long day of hiking through sand and loose rock to get through Buckskin Gulch to an area where you can camp. That’s what we did, and we absolutely loved Buckskin Gulch. There are also several other trails and an ancient American site. The Wire Pass slot canyon is one of the narrowest parts of the journey when backpacking Buckskin Gulch. Utah / Kanab; Buckskin Gulch Trailhead; Leave a Review. The actual hike was relatively easy. It sometimes is as narrow as 2ft. It is a low cost campground with water at the sites. Permits are $6 per person for day hiking and $5 per person per day for overnight backpacking. In Page, Utah, we always camp at Lone Rock campground. The miles beyond resemble much of the prior gulch. The last picture of my truck camper is when we were boondocking just outside of Little Wild Horse slot canyon in central Utah just outside of Goblin Valley. You’re also very likely to lose cell service inside of a slot canyon, and that’s if the area has it at all. We followed each other on the six-hour drive just past the town of Kanab, left his car at White House Campground (our destination), and took my car to the Buckskin Gulch Trailhead (our starting point). They say you can’t camp at the trailheads, but we did so that we could get an early start. There is one 100-foot drop that drops you over a blind wall where you cannot see the bottom of the canyon from the top. Go to the BLM office in Kanab and get your camping permit for Hole-in-the-Rock Road. It’s also critical to be aware of the weather report for the area ahead of your hike or backpack trip. As many know, slot canyons can be dangerous. This classic hike begins at the Wire Pass trailhead following Buckskin Gulch to its junction with the Paria River, then heading up-river to the White House Trailhead. Several undeveloped camping areas can be found en route to the trailhead. The final push is short but in deep sand. Because of this, there are several rules regarding access. The next few miles are a simple journey of following the trail through the narrow slot canyon. During the day’s hike with the exception of the rattlesnake, we found the gulch to be still and very quiet with no signs of life. The route then turns to a gravel road for approximately 10-miles. The signed turnoff to Buckskin Gulch Trailhead (located 0.2 mile east of the road), which you avoid, is located a short distance south of the wash. You reach the spacious Wire Pass Trailhead, located on the west side of the road, 8.4 miles south of US 89. You have to continue to the end. Many are very beautiful and there is a lot to explore. As it was just past noon and the mercury undoubtedly passing well beyond 90 degrees we were elated. Red Cliffs Park is near Harrisburg, Utah about 15-miles north of St. George, Utah along I-15. You will get wet. There is a path that climbs up the steep sandy slope on the left (north) side of the canyon to a ledge. Buckskin Gulch is located off Highway 89. Camping is the same as for Mystery Canyon. Just finding the road was an adventure. To finish the boulder area the path ahead requires sliding between a few more tight boulders but nothing overly difficult. Hidden Valley has no campground, but dispersed camping is allowed along the lake front parking area. Throughout the rest of Paria Canyon, there are regular, but not constant, options. It is about 15 to 20-miles east of Kanab, Utah. The sand bar on the left side of the creek bed is really the best indicator of the trail. We pushed on through the heat passing fellow hikers headed into the canyon. The bypass is found on the right side of the creek bed as you approach the slot canyon (left as you hike back after dropping your bag) and is fairly easy to spot. The only place high clearance would be helpful is from the Peek-A-Boo Gulch parking area to the trailhead. Still, on a whole, this desert trail has a lot of solitude. There is no limit on day use. The shortest and most common route to experience pretty much all of Buckskin is Wire Pass to White House, which is a ~23-mile trek. Wire Pass To Buckskin Gulch, near Kanab, Utah Three miles or as much as you can take, moderate hike. Buckskin/Paria Confluence (37.001389, -111.865833) Camping is only possible in a few spots in the narrow canyon. A permit is required for both day hiking and overnight backpacking. An added feature along the Hole-in-the-Rock Road is Devils Garden (pictured above). The canyon hike was a 1.5 to 2-miles long and joined with Buckskin Gulch and some more slot canyons. This was a blessing but even in this extremely dry time the deepest part of the gulch still had waist-deep water with a soft muddy bottom. The vertical cliffsides of the canyon rise up on both sides of the gulch. There aren’t many sand bars inside of Buckskin Gulch so that makes it slightly easier. Again, GPS doesn’t work this deep in the canyon so know what you are looking for. Editor’s Note: We have attempted to get permits for The Wave three times and failed to win the daily lottery all three times. Make sure to do your homework ahead of time about the technical aspects, water features and time commitment of any slot canyon you consider. Douglas Davis 2008 Dodge 3500 2004 Hallmark Cuchara, Red Cliffs Park, Harrisburg, Utah Three miles round trip. For mile after mile, there is no escape from the canyon other than hiking to its end. The trail out of the creek bed and up to the campground/parking lot can be a bit tricky to locate. Both of these hikes are difficult and ropes would help if you intend on doing Peek-A-Boo and Spooky Slot canyons. On your drive south of Highway 89 on House Rock Valley Road, don’t confuse the first trailhead you come to -- the Buckskin Trailhead -- with the Wire Pass Trailhead. With each step, the accompanying thought of, “Is there firm ground beneath?” followed. While starting at the Time to go back!” and returned to our truck camper. Buckskin Gulch is located off Highway 89. Latest: Vote For Your Favorite Camper, Gear, and Innovation. Both mounds of sand have some established camping areas on top of them but there is no signage. It is also the muddiest section of the journey. At 15 miles long it is the longest slot canyon in the world. And a ton of fun. Buckskin Gulch is the longest slot canyon in the world and it is an epic backpacking journey full of amazing scenery and unique desert wildlife. We hate to lose readers. I can confirm that the canyon is absolutely awe-inspiring! Because of the nature of this canyon and Utah topography this canyon is subject to deadly flash flood if it rains anywhere along the headwaters. Inside Buckskin Gulch we only ever saw fellow travelers at the Confluence Campground. Find a Campsite. Years before we took on backpacking Buckskin Gulch we had backpacked The Narrows in Zion National Park. All Rights Reserved. Canyoneering and repelling skills are required. However, if you are able to gauge the distance there is an emergency exit about 5 miles down the canyon from the Buckskin/Wire Pass intersection, known as the Middle Trail Escape. The first of which was by far the deepest and at about 15’ long, it was also the longest. This is the trailhead for the Buckskin Gulch hike. After you hike the canyons you can drive further down the road and dry camp on top of the red rocks here (37°19’40.2″N 111°03’33.9″W). Most casual hikers are weeded out in the first few miles. We’ve been to several slot canyons in Utah and really enjoyed them. Gloves to protect your hands from the rock handholds and a small pack to carry your water and belongings is recommended for the hike. If the water is high this might be the only way ahead and it requires you to trust that weathered rope with your life. There are few technical areas, but they are easily navigated. Someone had placed a rock arrow on the floor of the canyon pointing the way towards White House (left). That makes it an e… And if you make all the way to the end of the road you can see the actual, “Hole in the Rock” (pictured below). After acquiring our site we hiked the Toadstool Trail located about 3 miles away. Bill and Kira Jones 2017 Ford F-350 2018 Northern Lite 9-6Q SE. Before proceeding, there are six very important rules to follow before you walk into a slot canyon. If you’re already in the canyon and see the water (if there is any) rising in depth, getting muddy, or increasing in debris, get out of the canyon. We turned left at the juncture and headed up the narrow canyon. Before long the Wire Pass canyon widens and intersects with Buckskin Gulch. We choose Peek-A-Boo Canyon which narrowed down to a tight squeeze (pictured above). We enjoyed the high tight walls but kept up a steady pace because the heat was supposed to approach 100 degrees and we knew those walls would spread apart exposing us to the harsh heat long before we reached White House. Beware of spiders and snakes. Campfires are not allowed at any of the sites. Buckskin Gulch is a narrow continuous slot canyon for 14 miles. New Mexico’s Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is a slot canyon with many geological features resulting from wind and water erosion. There is one tricky part on the trail inside the canyon where there is a steep drop. The confluence camping area isn’t at the actual confluence of the two canyons but rather in a wider part of the canyon just before reaching the confluence. Some say that Buckskin Gulch is the longest slot canyon in the world. We like to take our time and take loads of photographs. Paria Canyon is about as wide and deep as Buckskin Gulch at the confluence. They were not only unafraid of our presence but welcomed it as they tended to fly in circles around us as we proceeded forward. The water was low for us so we looked around and found an easier path. Nearing the 12 mile mark the last true obstacle begins. As we arrived in this area we were joined by the local inhabitants looking for their dinner. The rock walls tower anywhere from 100-300 ft tall, and at it's narrowest, is only 2 feet wide. We were surprised at how easy it was to walk into this slot canyon from the parking/camping area. There are no “no overnight parking” signs so it seems legit to stay here. You must use human waste bags throughout Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon. As Buckskin Gulch begins to once again narrow it reaches the confluence. Buckskin Gulch is located in the Paria Canyon Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area (also known as Paria Canyon) on the border of Utah and Arizona near the cities of Big Water, Utah and Page, Arizona. It’s not like another slot canyon hiker is going to come at you at 60 miles per hour while texting. The day-use fee is $6.00 per person and $6.00 per dog. I was born to roam. It is short; only about half mile long. Also, parking is very limited at the Brumley Mountain Trailhead. When we were volunteering at Bryce Canyon we took a trip down the Hole-in-the-Rock Road in Escalante where there are several slot canyons. The views are breathtaking and photo opportunities are endless. Allegedly, at 23 miles long, it is the longest slot canyon in the US. Slot canyons like Buckskin Gulch are extremely prone to flash-flooding, and should not be attempted if flooding is a concern. We hiked in with all our gear about three miles to the entrance of the canyon. The day of your slot canyon adventure, keep an eye on the horizon. Then, travel south on House Rock Valley Junction road. But there is no vehicle access to the bottom end of Buckskin where it meets the Paria River. Before long Paria Canyon did widen up and we found ourselves sprinting through the sunlight from shady spot to shady spot along the canyon walls. No reservations are accepted. Unless it’s been raining it’s an easy dirt road with no need for four-wheel drive. The canyons and washes were dry when we went. If it rains or snows, the road to the slot canyon as well as the road on south to the BLM campground and beyond can go from treacherous to impassable. The road to the canyon is a good paved road. The way the canyon walls light up with all the nooks and crannies of thousands of years of being polished by wind and water is stunning and similar. There are some tight spots along the way. Items you should consider for any hike include water, nutritious snacks, a small first aid kit, a knife or multi-tool, compass, sun protection, sunglasses, flashlights or headlamps, fire starting supplies, warmer clothing and rainproof clothing. Spooky and Peek-A-Boo are easy ones that kids enjoy. Group size cannot exceed 10 people in the same permit area on the same day. It is important to keep ones hands free of items when climbing or descending. Copyright © 2007-2020. The biggest difference between this canyon and what you find out west is the moss covered green rocks. Before entering slot canyons, check the weather. Camping can be done near the trailhead in many dispersed locations. We camped overnight at a the Cochiti Rec Area in the Buffalo Grove Loop. Luckily, the dry conditions made for only four relatively consecutive crossings. Once on the other side, you will find the rope drop to the left which you are now at the base of. Bats zoomed through the tight canyon walls picking off the few insects that reside in the gulch. This section is notoriously difficult to decipher and is known as the boulder equation. We heeded the snakes warning and gave it a wide berth. Permits for day hiking in Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch can be obtained at the self-pay stations at each trailhead. This is insurance that someone will come find you if you go missing. The undulating narrow canyons and towering red rock formed by millions of years of flash flooding and erosion was something out of a Hollywood movie. It is best not hiked in sandals, which Joyce did. Use a regulator because the water pressure is high. Flash floods have killed people who get trapped in them during flash floods. There are several different ways to hike in this area. Usually a rope is in place to help with the downclimb. Gary Gadwa 2012 Ford F350 2010 Eagle Cap 950, Buckskin Gulch, East of Kanab, Utah 21-miles of strenuous hikes. The right is the correct path climbing up and over the uneven terrain. I have done the entire Narrows at Zion a few times. But camping there the night before would give you the chance to get out on the Buckskin Gulch trail extra early. The endpoint for the Buckskin Gulch trail is typically the White House Trailhead & Campground. Wirepass to the Whitehouse Trailhead - Buckskin Gulch is an exceptionally long and spectacular slot canyon that lures hikers into the relatively new and adrenaline pumping pursuit of canyoneering.Touted as the "longest slot canyon in the world", Buckskin Gulch is … Alternatively, you could attempt to lower yourself down the 8’ ledge by shimming your way down the walls but you are definitely risking unnecessary injury. This is a great hike you can take kids on without too much worry. There are no immediate National Forest Service campgrounds within an hour’s drive, so we camped at the free Virginia Wildlife Management Area, Hidden Valley. The first picture is from Birch Hollow Slot Canyon just east of Zion National Park in southern Utah. There is no trail-you simply hike down the canyon, which is so narrow you can touch both walls in some spots. They call it Spooky because there’s some very tight squeezes. I had thought that this journey would be similar and in many ways that is true, but these two journeys are also very different. Know the canyon and your skill level before you enter a slot canyon. Arriving at the boulder equation the path ahead immediately splits to the left and the right. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The location of Peek-A-Boo and Spooky Slot Canyons are about 10-miles east of Escalante, Utah off UT-12 then onto BLM Road 200. We stayed at Bluffview RV Park in Farmington, New Mexico. The footing is mostly very loose sand, and when dry, fairly deep. You just need high clearance. Looking for some of the most incredible hikes on planet Earth? It is about 15 to 20-miles east of Kanab, Utah. In 2016, we just happened to stop along the side of the road along the Burr Trail in Boulder, Utah and found a slot canyon called Singing Canyon complete with a professional photographer busy capturing lots of images. Once at the top of the smaller boulder you will round a much larger boulder (that obscures this path from view) and slide down another slab of rock. The gulch is the deepest and longest slot canyon within southwestern United States, and possibly the world’s longest slot canyon, making it a premier destination for slot canyon hikers. It will be worth it. Overnight entry into … This will help with your balance and avoid potential falls. While Buckskin Gulch is much tighter and extremely secluded the true difference is in the lack of water. Everywhere has a great view. From the confluence campground, it is a relatively short hike to the actual confluence of the two canyons. The next two pictures are in Mystery Canyon in Zion National Park. Some are more memorable than others, and some have become overrun. With a backpack on it is a tight squeeze to get through the most claustrophobic part of the canyon. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. For a shorter day hike, take the Wire Pass Trailhead for a shortcut to Buckskin Gulch that will still provide you with some stunning views of the most beautiful places in the canyon. I talked my friend Manny into going and we set a date. You should be prepared for deep sand, ankle-deep water (or deeper depending on the slot and conditions) and all kinds of rock surfaces – rough to smooth. My advice is to let the young overly zealous hikers get by you in a wide spot. Day use permits are available at the trailhead. 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